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Audio Drama - John French

Ahriman : Key of Infinity

Durée : 18 min
On the warship Messenger of Hermes, Ahzek Ahriman and his servant Ignis study a most unusual prisoner – a metal construct containing the consciousness of a member of a long extinct race – the necrontyr. As they interrogate the necron Setekh, he is also learning about them – over and over again as he uses ancient techonology to relive the moment and plot his escape. Will he succeed, or will Ahriman prevail?

Dark Compliance

Durée : 64 min
For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy – led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... As Horus’s rebellion gains momentum, more and more worlds flock to his banner. For some, it is through fear of annihilation;...

The Eagle's Talon

Audio Drama : 39 min
The ravaged world of Tallarn now plays host to the greatest armoured conflict in the history of mankind, with the bitter and vengeful Iron Warriors leading warhosts of tanks and Titans across the befouled plains. In desperation, a covert team of Imperial Fists resort to seemingly unthinkable measures in order to regain the upper hand — but will their mission to seize the macro-transporter Eagle's Talon ensure victory, or merely spell doom for their loyal allies on the surface below?

Avec Eagle's Talon on sait maintenant à quoi ressemble un radio play réussit et comment le concept peut être utilisé à son avantage. Plus qu'une véritable réussite il s'impose comme un modèle pour l'avenir.

Ahriman : The First Prince

When his servant Ctesias meets his end, the Thousand Sons arch-sorcerer Ahriman is thrust into a deadly conflict with a creature of darkness, a being from the beginning of time whose cunning and thirst for power are the equal of his own – the first daemon prince of Chaos, the dreaded Be’lakor. As the daemon taunts Ahriman with the very secrets of creation, the sorcerer tries to bargain with the beast for Ctesias’s life… but can a deal with a daemon ever be honoured?


Audio Drama : 65min
On the doorstep of Holy Terra, the shadow of treachery still lurks. Upon a comet-shrine dedicated to the glory of Unity, a group of heretic Word Bearers prepare to return to the Solar System after being abandoned by their brethren – only the forces commanded by Sigismund, First Captain of the Imperial Fists, stand between the traitors and their goal. But will the legendary Templar’s skill at arms be enough to prevail over this new enemy, or will the doubt in his heart prove ultimately to be his undoing?

Un audio d'une rare qualité, d'une construction bien pensée pour ce format dont l'action omniprésente restera toujours bien rythmée. Avec Templar, vous apprendrez la réelle signification du titre de Champion et découvrirez l’allégorie même de l'univers médiéval-futuriste de...

Garro : Burden of Duty & Grey Angel

Audio Drama : 60 min
As the renegade forces of the Warmaster storm across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages in the shadows of the Imperium – the Knights Errant, chosen of Malcador himself, move quietly in the dark places where others cannot. Battle-captain Nathaniel Garro makes his way to the Imperial Fists’ mighty starfort Phalanx, seeking out another kindred soul for his elite band of warriors. Meanwhile, on a distant world, former Luna Wolves undertake a mission to ascertain the true loyalties of a Space Marine Legion.

Ces deux Audio sont inégaux, que ce soit en termes de scenario ou de fluff. Les deux se complètent un peu, sans pour autant être fait dans ce but. Le premier nous donne une info sans plus d’approfondissement quand le second se permet plus de profondeur. Ces histoires sont donc amplement dispen...


Audio Drama : 10 min
In the strategium of the Vengeful Spirit, Warmaster Horus sets up his assault on his father’s Imperium. But just who is Horus talking to as he lays out his plans for galactic domination?

Sympathique pour sa fin mais peu captivant dans l'ensemble. En dix minutes d'écoute, on pouvait s'attendre à mieux.